The Big Easy report

mulligan, 30 August 2006, Comments Off on The Big Easy report
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This was a pretty decent week’s work totally ruined by a bad last round. It was a nightmare, to be honest with you. And the thing was, I’d played some good golf earlier in the week, especially on Friday. But having got myself into a position to challenge for a win, or at least a top-three finish, I shot 78 on Sunday and fell down to a tie for 31st place. Nothing went right and it was obviously very disappointing. It’s just one of those rounds I want to forget in a hurry. It was a real shame. This is a great event and Firestone’s South Course is a really strong golf course. It might not have the massive length of some other layouts we play these days, such as Medinah for instance, but it’s a par-70 and a tough test; no question. I like it a lot. And having played some good golf at last week’s International, I was coming in here with some confidence. I figured if I could just get the putter working properly I’d have a great chance. * * *

It obviously didn’t work out, though. On Sunday I never felt like I had my swing under control – it was quite strange, actually. And frustrating. I drove the ball poorly, which meant I struggled to control my distance going into Firestone’s greens which are pretty small by Tour standards. And man, I just couldn’t make a putt. Six bogeys, one double-bogey, and not a single birdie. The only good thing I can say is that days like that are once in a blue moon for me.Of course, shooting a score like 78 meant I went from tied-7th at the start of the day to tied-31st. So not only was it frustrating, it was also expensive.But anyway, moving on!

Full post on Ernie Els’s blog.


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